|Bernie Sanders is in this race. He pledges a contested convention.|
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is done. I hate to say this, but the presidential quest is over for the Vermont senator. I've supported him and voted for him in the Ohio primary. But it wasn't enough for him to beat his opponent former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
His campaign is laying off staffers after the bruising California defeat. Hillary Clinton managed to seal the deal in California in a blowout. Conservatives were hoping that the Democrats will fight all the way to Philadelphia. Many in the junk food media and liberal agitators are calling for Bernie Sanders to stop and get behind the presumptive nominee.
The senator vows to stay in this race all the way to the Democratic Convention.
The Politico wrote a damning story about the senator's final days at a candidate. After the Ohio and Florida loss, Sanders was upset with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Brown endorsed Clinton and helped her win the state overwhelmingly. Sanders also took pride in the attacks against Clinton.
His plans to go after her for the Clinton foundation and emails were on the table but he chose to stay focused on the issues.
The Nevada Democratic Convention was also a blow to his campaign. When his supporters started to threaten superdelegates and the chairwoman of the state, many Democrats believed that his campaign was going off the rails.
Now we're experience deja vu with Democrats again. Like the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton battle, conservatives are seething for defecting. Bernies4Trump, BernieorBust, HillNO and other organizations are forming as I speak. The groups are Republican front groups.
Cause if you support Bernie Sanders and then turn to supporting Donald Trump, you're not a progressive. You're not a supporter of the Democrats. You're a troll who wants to rile up Democrats.
Republicans do have a mess on them. I mean they have a presumptive nominee who is more damaging than Clinton.
Republicans also have another issue on them. They're trying to stop the damage Donald Trump inflicted on himself. His politically divisive rhetoric has rattled Republicans and their donors.
Now the talk about a contested Republican Convention is being floated around again. Many Republicans are avoiding Cleveland because Trump's influence could inflict harm on their reelection campaign.
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was handed a bitter defeat after losing to Rep. George Holdings (R-NC) in a redistricting primary battle. Ellmers was under the radar for her alleged affair with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). It didn't help that Ellmers wasn't around much in her district. Even Trump's endorsement of her fell flat. An even more conservative lawmaker defeated her in a bitter primary.